Happy Sunday all! The Husband and I escaped the rain yesterday by heading out for a Mini Road Trip to have some fun and some good food. Yup, we totally planned our day around the FOOD PLACES we wanted to eat….but, one involved a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives location so can you really blame us?!
Before heading out the door I whipped up Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Burritos for both of us. The Husband said it totally reminded him of a Sausage Egg McMuffin too
I really think it’s the REAL DEAL Full Fat Pepperjack that makes these awesome!
Served with a Grapefruit Orange.
Road Trip “Bucks” Venti Iced Dirty Coconut Latte (nonfat decaf latte with 1 pump mocha & 1 pump COCONUT) (4 points+
We did a little bit of antiquing once we arrived in Reno (The Husband scored a bunch of Casino Chips that the collects) and then we were off to my FAVORITE place ~ Michael’s Deli.
Turkey Vegetable Soup that tasted just like Thanksgiving (I think it was the herbiness) ~ This totally the spot! (3 points+)
I ventured out again from my usual Thai Chicken Salad and moved onto the Caprese Salad.
Vine ripened tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella cheese served over mixed greens with a honey mustard vinaigrette, Pesto, balsamic vinegar, & avocado
AVOCADO might be my favorite new addition to the Caprese Salad along with those pink pickled onions.
Completely amazing and worth every single points+. I would definitely go back for this salad alone! (12 points+ ~ high estimate+)
After lunch and a tad more shopping, we decided to do a little gambling before we hit the road. Would you all believe I WON $300 OFF $0.30 (30 cents!) ~ so cool! If I would’ve been brave and betting $1.50 a spin, I would’ve won $1,500 ~ crazy!
On our way back home we decided to stop at Burger Me! ~ one of the places that Guy Fieri visited in Truckee as part of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
The Husband was pretty happy to be stopping at a Burger Joint
The building is actually right off the freeway and right across from the train (the same train I take to work ~ crazy, cool!)
Their menu and specials are all written on the chalk board and it’s lined up to let you know how to order…pick your burger, pick your toppings, pick your sides.
Guy’s stamp of approval (I had no idea each place has this). I am totally going to look for this little stamp now every time we visit a Triple D location!
I fell in love with their decor….I LOVE all the bright colors.
But, really LOVE their chairs!
I honestly wanted to to order a REAL DEAL burger, but, when I saw that they make their own Veggie Burger, I had to try it. I topped it with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Lettuce, Tomato and Pepper Jack Cheese.
Can I just say seeing this show up on our table just made me happy?! It was so HUGE that The Husband asked me if I got a double burger lol….
It was ok…..I liked how crispy it was and I LOVED the toppings so I decided to just eat the toppings after just a few bites. Next time I’d totally get a turkey burger or beef burger for sure.
3 points+ estimate based on a few bites plus toppings
Then, moved onto their thick steak cut sweet potato fries and dipped them in a little ketchup and a little chipotle mayo. (13 points+)
Dessert ~ it was the Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and tasting The Husband’s Milk Shake that made me HAVE to get a mini cone (5 points+)
As fun as our dining out has been the past two days, I cannot wait for a day of eating in. I am off to plan our weekly menu, stock up and work on recipes!
Have you ever visited a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives location? If so, which one. If not, what one do you want to visit?
This is the first place I’ve gone to, but, we have one right down the street from our work that I should check out!
See you all tonight with my Weekly Menu and an on track day!